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The entrepreneurial life can be both exciting and taxing. Our writers share tips on how to make your life balanced and rewarding.

3 Hacks for Eating Well Consistently

3 Hacks for Eating Well Consistently

Eating one good, healthy meal can feel like a massive victory — but doing it consistently, especially as business owners, can be a huge challenge. At the same time, during a pandemic, it’s never been more important to do so. Your immune system needs plenty of...

Car vs. Plane

Car vs. Plane

While travel has been discouraged during the COVID-19 outbreak, as we start seeing recovery across the country, business travel is becoming more common again. The question is this: Should we travel by car or plane? It’s really about weighing your risks. Until a...

Moving Back to the Office?

Moving Back to the Office?

No matter what stage of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery your state and business may be in, you may be thinking ahead to what your day at the office will look like. Besides being safe, it should also feel cozy and organized! We need a clean and relaxing space to work...

Turn Your Phone Into Your Fitness Tracker

Turn Your Phone Into Your Fitness Tracker

Right now, keeping up with our health is imperative to our success as business leaders. If our health isn’t optimal, it can cloud our judgment and impair our energy levels, restricting our productivity. You’ll see countless apps claiming to be the best for monitoring...

Fun Nutrition-Rich Meals for the Family

Fun Nutrition-Rich Meals for the Family

During this time, it can get old ordering through Uber Eats every week to ensure your family gets tasty nutritional meals. Instead, try making a fun and healthy dinner for your loved ones in your own kitchen. Here is a quick review of some of the fantastic meals Home...

Relationship Tips and Tricks

Relationship Tips and Tricks

Being in a relationship is a beautiful thing, and naturally, you want to share your entire life with your significant other. However, if you and your partner are also in a business relationship, make sure you're balancing both sides. With these tricks, you’ll both be...

Homebound Ways to Spend Time With Family

Homebound Ways to Spend Time With Family

If you’ve been self-quarantining, I’m sure you’ve cleaned every facet of your house, and you’ve tackled all the errands you can. But this May, there are several holidays coming up that can help you make the most out of your stay-cation. “Star Wars” Day May 4 is an...

Unknown Causes of Cavities

Unknown Causes of Cavities

Right now, the last thing on your mind is your oral hygiene. Sure, we all floss, brush twice a day, and use mouthwash, but that only does so much. If something does come up, like a cavity, it's one more thing on your plate that you have to handle. What's worse, is...

Signs You Need a Hearing Aid

Signs You Need a Hearing Aid

Do your family members have to repeat things to you constantly? Do you have to listen carefully to podcasts that you could hear easily weeks ago? If so, you're not alone. Over 450 million people suffer from some form of hearing loss. But determining that you have...

Manage Your Relationships During Quarantining

Manage Your Relationships During Quarantining

Right now, working remotely is more common than ever, and if you and your loved ones are suddenly sharing a workspace, tensions can arise. No matter how good-natured our loved ones are, small talk, various household questions, and even general disagreements can take a...

How to Keep Burning Calories During Quarantine

How to Keep Burning Calories During Quarantine

If you’re homebound and working remotely, it can be stressful trying to manage your new routine. If you have kids, you have to keep track of their schooling. If you have a significant other working from home as well, you have to manage the appropriate times to...

How Safe is Takeout Food During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

How Safe is Takeout Food During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Even as restaurants dial back to take-out only operations across the country, some people may still find themselves wondering how safe is takeout, really? The good news is that, according to “Forbes,” experts conclude that the risk of contracting COVID-19 by ordering...

Three Ways to Stay Fit at Home

Three Ways to Stay Fit at Home

As gyms shut down around the nation, many Americans are finding it difficult to maintain their health and sanity while still doing their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here are a few ways to maintain your healthy lifestyle from home. Bodyweight Exercises...

The Superfoods That Will Boost Your Immune System

The Superfoods That Will Boost Your Immune System

In the rush of the workday, it’s so easy to get fast food to settle your cravings. However, these options can lack the essential nutrients you need, or worse, leave you feeling sluggish and kill your productivity. To scale your business in the current landscape, you...

2020’s Three Most Romantic Travel Destinations

2020’s Three Most Romantic Travel Destinations

Do you have a spouse or partner who has nurtured and supported you along your path to owning and running your business? February is the month of love, so why not make time to thank them for all their support with a romantic trip for two? Here are three of the most...

The Best Inexpensive Relaxation Apps in 2020

The Best Inexpensive Relaxation Apps in 2020

If the new year has been stressful so far, you may be worried about your long-term well-being. How do you make progress in daily life when you’re always juggling responsibilities? Thankfully, rest and meditation can help you relax your mind, and there are many modern...

3 Ways To Keep Your Culture Through a Growth Period

3 Ways To Keep Your Culture Through a Growth Period

Culture is the glue that holds a business together. But as a business grows, it may struggle to maintain its culture. Here are three considerations to keep in mind as you strengthen and develop your systems. Hire Smart It’s difficult to overstress the importance of...

Three Best Domestic Travel Destinations for 2020

Three Best Domestic Travel Destinations for 2020

Whether you’re a nature lover, an adrenaline junky, or a sports fan, 2020 offers excellent opportunities for travel. Here are our top three picks for 2020 travel: Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon Looking for an outdoor escape? Check out the scenery In Lake Powell, Utah...

Making Resolutions That Stick

Making Resolutions That Stick

January 2020 isn’t just any old New Year’s. It marks the end of a decade, which means this is like a super fresh start on the next ten years of your life. With that in mind, here’s a few hot tips to keep you on track: Dream Big, Break Your Big Goal Into Smaller Goals...

Tips For Holiday Travel in 2020

Tips For Holiday Travel in 2020

Let’s face it: Traveling around the holidays can be rough. Prices go up and routes get crowded. To add to this, the holidays fall smack dab in the middle of winter, when weather delays abound. Between large numbers of travelers and weather induced delays, holiday...

Staying Healthy During the Holidays (Office Edition)

Staying Healthy During the Holidays (Office Edition)

We’ve all been there; it’s late, you’re drained, and those holiday cookies are just the sugar rush you need to finish a task. But later, when the sugar crash hits, you will feel sluggish and irritable. As an entrepreneur, it’s hard to avoid the holiday health...

Stress Management In The Business World

Stress Management In The Business World

Stress drives us to success at times, but it can also eat away at us and our loved ones. A recent study by The Korn Ferry Institute found that 76% of participating business professionals report that stress hurts their personal relationships. You can’t avoid workplace...

Superfoods to Boost Your Productivity

Superfoods to Boost Your Productivity

With the hustle of the workday, it’s easy to miss meals or settle for a quick burger and fries in your rush. Either option can leave you sluggish and drain away what little energy you still had towards the end of the day. It’s understandable why you might not want to...

Business During Flu Season

Business During Flu Season

During the holiday season, you’re bound to get sick one way or another. But prolonged illness can be detrimental to your business’s productivity. Here are two simple ways to maintain your company’s progress while you get better. Communication With Your Employees...

The Underlying Effects of Vacations

The Underlying Effects of Vacations

In business, it’s easy to get consumed with the daily needs of our company and neglect our well-being. This is amplified during the holidays, as we try to get everything our loved ones want and maximize our holiday marketing strategies. A great way to avoid holiday...

What To Include In A Benefits Package?

What To Include In A Benefits Package?

As you scale your business, you’ll need the right team by your side. We've talked a lot about employee acquisition, but one key component in finding quality employees is offering good employee benefits. When considering what benefits to include in your staff's...

Pros and Cons of YouTube Advertising

Pros and Cons of YouTube Advertising

With one-third of all internet users on the platform, YouTube is impossible to ignore for its marketing potential. The site does lend itself to some risks that you should consider before making any commitment. So, before you waste another minute looking into the pros...

How Personal is Too Personal In the Workplace?

How Personal is Too Personal In the Workplace?

Fostering a company culture can be difficult. You want a culture that people gravitate towards, but you also need to maintain professionalism. Part of fostering a beneficial company culture is understanding the line between sharing and oversharing. People like to...

How To Save Money and The Planet

How To Save Money and The Planet

Nowadays, most consumers are environmentally conscious; in-fact recent reports have shown the over one-third of consumers will pay 25% more for sustainable products. What makes these trends in consumer behavior even more impressive is the demand Gen Z is showing for...

How To Avoid The Headaches of Business Travel

How To Avoid The Headaches of Business Travel

Business Conventions can be very beneficial for your company, but one wrong step can make a trip end up costing more than it’s worth. Here are some of the best ways to avoid business trip headaches. Prepare For the Worst It may sound easy and straightforward, but...

Business Proof Your Vacation

Business Proof Your Vacation

If you've spent money on a vacation, the last thing you want to do is spend your time on business calls while you should be relaxing. Many small business owners debate whether to try to put their business on hold or to take it with them. Here are some tips to make...

Car Shopping Headaches

Car Shopping Headaches

Unless you’re a car enthusiast, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of free time car shopping, especially as a business owner. As the saying goes, “time is money,” and for entrepreneurs that truly is the case. If you’re not trying to relax, you’re working towards...

Drive Productivity With Company Picnics

Drive Productivity With Company Picnics

Are you tired of watching employees stare longingly out at the amazing weather this summer season? The distraction of the outdoors can diminish productivity. For a small business or a budding start-up, every dollar counts. Hosting a company picnic is a perfect...

Simple Meal Planning Solutions

Simple Meal Planning Solutions

One of the biggest unintended side effects of running your own small business is the effect it can have on your personal life — not to mention your downtime. Whether you miss quality time with your family or important outings with friends, sacrifices need to be made...

In Search of the Four-Day Work Week

In Search of the Four-Day Work Week

We’ve been hearing about it for years now, but it’s time to finally take a serious look at how a four-day workweek could impact your life. Besides the obvious bonus of an extended weekend, there could be some unintended side effects. For one, the days you do work...

Creating a Healthy Business Routine

Creating a Healthy Business Routine

We know how easy it is to get stuck in your daily routine, especially if you are a business owner. Entrepreneurs must be aware of many things, so having a schedule may grant you the ability to address whatever you have to do with ease. But you can also lose out on a...

The Unglamorous Entrepreneurial Lifestyle

The Unglamorous Entrepreneurial Lifestyle

Despite what Hollywood adaptations may lead you to believe, the life of the working entrepreneur is rarely glamorous. The real-world life of an aspiring entrepreneur isn’t all it’s been rumored to be. For every social media celebrity sporting an Armani suit...

The Life of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

The Life of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship comes in all shapes and sizes, and here at AFEUSA, we might know that better than anyone. If you have a driving passion in a given field, there’s nothing stopping you from turning it into a career. That’s happens to be the main idea behind the concept...

Work Hard and Achieve Your Goals

Work Hard and Achieve Your Goals

Did you know that only 8 percent of people are able to achieve their goals? That is because most people don't know how to properly organize their time and tasks to complete everything they must do to get themselves to where they want to be. The year is already well...

Juggling Life at Work and Home

Juggling Life at Work and Home

There’s no such thing as a perfect life, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive for what our perfect life looks like in the real world. You’re going to get sidetracked. The sooner you accept that, the easier it will be. Even if you make a concrete hierarchy of what...

Why Everyone Should Experience Rejection

Why Everyone Should Experience Rejection

Everyone dreams of having a perfect rejection-free life. We want things to work out exactly the way we originally planned and live a life of success after success. Unfortunately, that’s never how life works out. Rather than a steady, forward motion, life is more like...

Bridging the Gap Between Family and Work

Bridging the Gap Between Family and Work

The work-life balance is a delicate thing. It can sometimes feel like putting more effort into one takes away from the other, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If we took as much time to plan as we did to worry, we wouldn’t have anything to worry about in the first...

Bad Business Habits to Stop NOW

Bad Business Habits to Stop NOW

Every true entrepreneur wants his or her business to succeed, but unfortunately, a huge percentage of business owners fail within the first two years. Now that we’re into 2019, it’s important to know how to keep your business thriving for yet another year. You could...

What Skills Determine a Leader

What Skills Determine a Leader

I’ve met several people who have struggled to run businesses and even had to close their businesses because they lacked quality leadership skills. Maybe they don’t work as well with others as they thought or simply don’t fully understand what it means to be a leader....

This Is Not Your Daddy’s Company Anymore

This Is Not Your Daddy’s Company Anymore

Years ago, building a company meant buying a storefront on a corner in your neighborhood. Your loved ones spread the word and loyal friends and family members kept you in business. You had to be physically close to your customers to provide products and services for...

Improving Your Thanksgiving Conversation

Improving Your Thanksgiving Conversation

If you’re like me, Thanksgiving can kind of be a gamble when it comes to table conversation. Some years, the family can keep things light and fun and we end the holiday with big smiles and full bellies. Other times, someone makes the mistake of bringing up politics or...

Evaluating Your 2018 Resolutions

Evaluating Your 2018 Resolutions

2018 is coming to an end more quickly than we realize. Do you remember what resolutions you made almost a year ago? How long were you able to keep them up? I made it until about April before they went out the window. It wasn’t until a few days ago when I thought about...

Why Giving Thanks Makes You Healthier

Why Giving Thanks Makes You Healthier

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Not just because my grandma makes the best cranberry sauce, but because of the traditions my family set focusing on gratitude. We went around in circles sharing things we were grateful for, watched old family videos...

6 Ways To Learn From Failure

6 Ways To Learn From Failure

They say “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” I’m not sure who “they” are, but they make the risk of failure seem way more simple than it really is. It can be a devastating blow to you and your organization. When you invest your heart and soul into your...

4 Ways To Realize Your Potential

4 Ways To Realize Your Potential

All right, we’ve talked about imposter syndrome. We’ve talked about learning to handle rejection and facing all sorts of fears you might face as you start up your business. But beneath all that, you might still have your doubts. So when you have these...

4 Ways To Boost Productivity

4 Ways To Boost Productivity

Do you ever wake up, think about everything that you need to get done for the day, and just groan? Those early Monday mornings can hit hard. Contrary to popular belief, doing what you love doesn’t actually mean you never have to actually work. Running a...

Retirement Planning  When Self Employed

Retirement Planning When Self Employed

One of the most daunting tasks as an entrepreneur is saving up for your retirement. Sometimes it feels as though every penny you earn for yourself goes right back toward pursuing your passion. Planning retirement can be tedious, so it’s no wonder many...

Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever heard of Imposter Syndrome? It’s a regular phenomenon people experience when they don’t feel like they’re good enough to be doing what they’re doing. Maybe you once received a promotion at work you didn’t feel you were qualified for, or you...

How A Business Degree Can Boost Your Business

How A Business Degree Can Boost Your Business

In my last article, I talked about why you don’t necessarily need a business degree to run your own business. And while I still stand by that, I also want to talk about why having that degree can be helpful for you. I mentioned it in the last article — a...

Do You Need A Business Degree To Run A Business?

Do You Need A Business Degree To Run A Business?

“What if you just started your own organization?”    I laughed when my friend mentioned this idea. I graduated in communication with an emphasis in journalism. I took several management classes, but other than that I knew nothing about running a...

How To Balance School And Entrepreneurship

How To Balance School And Entrepreneurship

When my friend suggested I take MBA classes while establishing my own startup, I thought he was crazy. Completing just one of those tasks is daunting enough on its own. I worked just enough to get myself through my undergraduate, but being an entrepreneur...

Bloggers Burnout – Four Fast Tips

Bloggers Burnout – Four Fast Tips

Picture this: You’ve had your blog for a few months now. You were so excited to get started on it and you had about a billion ideas for what you want to do and where you want to go with it. You spent hours and hours designing the layout of the blog - making it look...

How to Get Involved Locally with SCORE

How to Get Involved Locally with SCORE

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services to entrepreneurs in the United States. The organization also presents business workshops and seminars for a fee. Business mentoring...

7 Signs That You’re an Emotionally Intelligent Person

7 Signs That You’re an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Emotional intelligence is an underrated quality for entrepreneurs, and a crucial one for employees. Simply put, it’s your ability to recognize and control your emotions, and to recognize and understand the emotions of others. But, why is this quality...

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